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Liz Manashil and Alrik Bursell discuss independent filmmaking, everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But this is not just a podcast about "making it," it's also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film. Follow along as we forge our own way through the industry and talk to guests who are also making it happen.

Episodes 238-299 are available at our patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/mmihpodcast Continue Reading >>
Liz Manashil and Alrik Bursell discuss independent filmmaking, everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But this is not just a podcast about "making it," it's also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film. Follow along as we forge our own way through the industry and talk to guests who are also making it happen.

Episodes 238-299 are available at our patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/mmihpodcast << Show Less
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A Family of Filmmakers - Making Movies with The Adams Family! This week, Alrik and Liz interview John Adams and Toby Poser about their sixth feature, HELLBENDER, and the unusual and organic way in which they construct their films. We also read an itunes review and talk about pathways to success in horror. Enjoy!

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A Family of Filmmakers - Making Movies with The Adams Family! This week, Alrik and Liz interview John Adams and Toby Poser about their sixth feature, HELLBENDER, and the unusual and organic way in which they construct their films. We also read an itunes review and talk about pathways to success in horror. Enjoy!

Sign up for Casting Networks today at: https://www.castingnetworks.com/movies/

For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io
Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org
From Breakdown to Breakout with Addison Heimann! This week Alrik and Liz talk to writer/director Addison Heimann about the making of his first feature, Hypochondriac! Addison talks about how he met his producers, put together the financing, and how he got a dream reception to his debut from SXSW and XYZ. Enjoy!

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For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io
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The 10 Year Journey to Paradise Highway with Anna Gutto! This week, Alrik and Liz chat with writer/director Anna Gutto on the show to talk about her first feature film Paradise Highway starring Morgan Freeman and Juliette Binoche! Anna talks about how she was able to make her first feature film at around a 6 million dollar budget. After that we talk about an article from Indiewire about how two films aimed at older women did really well at the box office. Enjoy!

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For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io
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Check out this weeks article:
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/digital-creators-hollywood-1235175859/
Remote Movie Making is Hard!!! with Mikail Chowdhury! This week Alrik and Liz interview filmmaker Mikail Chowdhury about his career as well as a focus on making content during the global pandemic. We also discuss the tension of influencers trying to break into the established media landscape. Enjoy!

Sing up for Casting Networks today at: https://www.castingnetworks.com/movies/
For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io
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Check out this weeks article:
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/digital-creators-hollywood-1235175859/
Navigating Pitfalls of Indie Distribution with Feature Filmmaker Savannah Bloch! This week, Alrik and Liz interview director, writer and cinematographer Savannah Bloch about making her first feature, AND THEN THEIR WAS EVE, and her tricky journey in distributing the film. After that we talk about an article from The Hollywood Reporter on influencers and how that star power Is fleeting and lastly, Alrik and Liz talk about what makes a movie/show have an impact on us. Enjoy!
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Check out this weeks article: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/vidcon-2022-creators-star-power-1235172640/
A Live Show with Marc Smolowitz: Producer Extraordinaire! This week Alrik and Liz chat with Bay Area filmmaker Marc Smolowitz as part of the inaugural Bay Area Media Makers Summit. We also talk about the Academy's newest class of membership and consistency in filmmaking. Enjoy!
From Stand-Up to Grand Crew: Writing for a Living with Charla Lauriston! This week Alrik and Liz chat with writer Charla Lauriston about making it as a writer in the entertainment industry as well as paying it forward with her new course to help writers navigate everything other than the work. We also talk about Bradley Cooper being made fun of by the Hollywood elite. Enjoy!
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Check out this weeks article: https://nofilmschool.com/who-made-fun-of-bradley-cooper
Composing Beats for Films with Paul Tonks! This week Alrik and Liz chat with composer, beat maker and musician Paul Tonks about composing full time for royalty free music company Jambox and what his process is as a musician. After that we talk about an article from the Guardian written by actor Sarah Polly about her experience playing the lead role in Terry Gilliem’s Baron Munchausen at age nine, and we read a listener email. Enjoy!
For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io
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Check out this weeks article: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jun/12/sarah-polley-terry-gilliam-run-towards-danger-baron-munchausen-interview
Faith Based Filmmaking with Alexandra Boylan! This week Alrik and Liz chat with filmmaker, writer, and actress Alexandra Boylan about her work in the faith based filmmaking community. We also discuss hit show Yellowjackets, the treatment of complex female characters on TV and answer a listener question. Enjoy!
For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io
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Check out this weeks article: https://www.indiewire.com/video/consider-this-fyc-brunch-yellowjackets-panel-1234725351/
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